Do you have your (National Parks) passport?

I love my passport. Not only does it allow me to travel out of the country to see amazing cities and countries, but it’s a souvenir in itself. Every stamp shows where I’ve been. The Greek visa reminds me of my study abroad time. I can tell you why each stamp is there and what I did while I was there.

Unfortunately, traveling in the US didn’t have something similar. I could take a lot of photos, but I didn’t have a single book of places I’ve been in the US (which is just as big as traveling through Europe – with some places just as different than home too). I didn’t have anything, until now!

The friends we met up with at Gettysburg showed me their National Parks Passports and I was hooked. At the majority of National Parks, you can get a cancellation stamp, just like when traveling across the border.

The book is set up by regions. Looking through the book made me wish I had this when I was younger and had traveled out to Yellowstone. But now I just need to visit again πŸ™‚

The regions break down and point out each site. There are sites I didn’t even know about! This gives me other weekend trip ideas. There are a lot of other sites around my area that I now have to visit. It now feels like a goal to get stamps from all the sites!

I would definitely recommend this to those who like to travel. Or those with kids. I always like having something to look back on from my travels, and another “passport” lets me do just that.


  1. {av} said:

    I had one of those National Parks passports as a kid–and I absolutely loved it. My mother {who is an elementary school teacher} took me to all the major civil war battlefields, so I got quite a few stamps. Even now, I think about that passport when I travel to a new national park. Maybe I need to dig it up!

    As an aside, I grew up an hour from Bloomington and spent my first 18 years in Southern Indiana. I moved to DC for school and stayed after I finished to work for a couple years. My husband’s job relocated us to Rhode Island, but DC and Indiana have a HUGE place in my heart πŸ™‚ so happy to see someone else take the journey from Indiana to my favorite city! xoxo {av} | {long distance loving}

    • Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited to start my time out here in DC, although IU and Indiana will always be with me. If you know of any good hang outs or restaurants here in the area, let me know! And I’ve been following your blog for a while and I love it!

      • {av} said:

        you’re so sweet! DC is going to be such a wonderful adventure for you πŸ™‚ since I’ve been away for a couple of years, some of my food choices may be a bit ‘stale’ but I’ll try! You must go to Pizzeria Paradiso {any of their locales}, Proof {in Chinatown}, and–random–Hard Times Cafe {in Clarendon or Alexandria}. I love a lot of other little places too, but those are some quick go-tos. I’ll keep thinking on it πŸ˜‰ xoxo {av}

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